It’s no secret that I love yarn. I love natural fibres and in particular rustic looking semi solid looking yarns. So maybe you can guess that Malabrigo would have to be my favourite wool. It’s gorgeously soft, beautiful to knit or crochet with and is kettle dyed so it has that rustic look that I love so much. And I know just where to find it!
When I first started crocheting and rediscovered knitting, finding quality yarn was a bit of a quandary. Living in a small country town, there was nowhere to buy yarn locally. The nearest Spotlight is an hour away so I had to turn to the good old internet to find me some yarn. Thankfully, we now have a beautiful yarn store here in town that stocks quality yarns from Australia and overseas, including Malabrigo. My biggest challenge these days is staying out of the yarn shop long enough to use what I’ve previously bought! So I thought I would share my favourite online yarn stores in case you don’t have a local yarn store and are looking for good service on-line. These are all places I’ve personally purchased from and have been happy with the service.
- Yarn By The River – This is our local yarn store run by the lovely Hayley. The website is still in progress but you can order over the phone as well. I stock up on Malabrigo, Debbie Bliss Cotton dk and Cascade yarns, but there are loads more available as well as knitting and crochet accessories. We are so lucky to have this shop in our town!
- The Wool Shack – I’ve bought Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton from here and it is divine! So soft and snuggly, I just love it. I also bought some Millamia 5ply wool and it is also beautiful to knit with. They also stock Addi knitting needles which are the bomb! My favourite knitting needles so far. Excellent service, and pretty quick shipping as well.
- Black Sheep Wool – I’ve bought a few different brands from this shop, they have a big range to choose from including Debbie Bliss Cashmerino which I love for knitting baby things. Excellent service here too.
- Bendigo Woollen Mills – You can’t beat Bendigo for value for money, and it’s all Australian. They have a great range of colours and variety of yarn, all in 200g balls which are really cost effective. I love their Luxury 100 % wool and the 8ply cotton, they wash well and have a beautiful range of colours in 8ply.
Now that I’ve been sitting here writing about yarn, I’m feeling the urge to squeeze in some knitting while the baby is still asleep, I’d best be off!
Have you shopped from any of these places? Am I missing any?